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Take Them On, On Your Own

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better than most, but not their best...

    The BRMC is the best band to come out of the sludge that was the music scene in the late 90's and early 00's. The first album, BRMC, was a solid statement, boasting a knock out first 3 song lineup Love Burns (still one of their best) Red Eyes and Tears, Whatever Happened to my Rock and Roll. The middle of the album was weighted with some filler, but at the end BRMC was a satisfying listen all together. Then came the second album, which took the band a while to record, or at least get around to recording. Two songs on here are actually from the "BRMC" days, US Government and Suddenly, both well written and seem to fit with the rest of the material. But after listening to the second album, I couldn't help but feel that the promise that BRMC offered wasn't seen to fruition here. It feels rushed. Some songs are half baked while others don't seem to know what direction they are going in. One stand out was the ballad "And I'm Aching" which showcases their keen sense of melody that is akin to 60's songwriting, meaning tight structure, catchy hooks and in this case a good delivery. Save for a couple of tracks that stumble on some good hooks, the rest seems just too half-hazard to justify an entire LP. The band has definitely always been a band that wanted to matter, especially noting the Dylan influence that's heavy in Peter's contributions. But without direction, the music seems more affected by that desire rather than giving it any urgency. HOWL is a real return to form, regardless of what style the band chose to work in. I reccomend that over this, if you must choose. But as I suggested before, they still are one of the best in a time that seems short on good, honest rock acts and despite the shortcomings of Take Them On', where it does succeed is proving that even when not in top form, the band still comes out ahead of it's peers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You're not a true rock fan if you don't have this!

    This is an absolutely amazing CD from beginning to end. Their first single "Stop" forewarns listeners that they haven't gone anywhere and that they're definitely back. Standout tracks include: "Six Barrel Shotgun", "We're All in Love", "Generation", and "U.S. Government". Pick this up today! You wont be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Buy it now, on your own

    It's so nice to know that there are good bands out there producing some great rock and roll. Once you hear this album you'll want to rush out and by their first one. How could you not love a band that sings: 'we don't like you, we just want to try you.'

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